After Maharashtra, Karnataka is now planning to build a hotel and tourism centre in Jammu and Kashmir; they will be seeking land from J&K Government to execute the same plan.
Referring to this development, Minister of Tourism C T Ravi said that their plan is to open a KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) hotel and that they will be seeking land there first. He also said that they want to open a tourism centre, which will likely result in a win-win situation for both the states and also boost tourism at the same time. He mentioned that this matter will, however, be discussed with the Karnataka cabinet before sending the proposal ahead to the J&K Government.
This move comes after the central government scrapped Article 370 of the constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. With the revocation of the article, outsiders now have the opportunity to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir, one of the most popular tourist spots in India. After Maharashtra, Karnataka plans to set up tourism centre and hotel in J&K . With effect from October 31, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will be bifurcated into two union territories, as the bill in this regard had been passed by the parliament and received Presidential assent. Referring to the Karnataka Tourism plans, Minister of Tourism C T Ravi tweeted that while they are focused on improving the tourism industry in Karnataka, they are also pondering about making an entry into Jammu & Kashmir tourism. Karnataka’s art, culture and traditions, and architecture can also be showcased in India’s crown, which will result in a win-win situation for both the states.